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Princeton Highs Redeem Themselves
in a Fast Game Played in
the Enemy's Territory.
Indications That Student Team Will
Hang Numerous Scalps on Belt
Ere the Season Closes.
Last Saturday the local high school
team contested for baseball suprem
acy with Anoka in a close and excit
ing game played on the latter's dia
mond. The locals had been defeated
upon the preceding Saturday by the
down-river team and had practiced
sedulously to insure victory in the
next combat. This was achieved.
Princeton's team work was especi
ally well developed, and the boys
worked togethei with a vim and
vigor which their opponents could
not successfully withstand.
Berg of Princeton scored in the
first inning, and in the third each
team tallied once. Up to the eighth
inning the score stood 2 to 1, when
Princeton again, with a gust of
rapid safe hits, scored four runs
while Anoka scored twice in its half
and, as neither tallied in the ninth,
the score stood 6 to 3 in Princeton's
"Fish" pitched a steady game
tbioughout and several times, when
there were men on bases, bj clever
twirling, avoided a run. Beig and
Umbehocker also plaved an excep
tionally good gamethe latter's base
throwing was accurate and Anoka
was therefore very cautious and
timid in its attempt to steal second.
The line-up, etc.
AnokaLeary, lb: Lenesein, 2b:
Douglas, 3b- Setzler, If: Stevens, rf:
Faber, cf: Caswell, ss Ward,
Piebble. c. Hits* Ward,
Leaiy. 1
PiincetonBerg, lb: Young,
Kaliher. 3b F. Umbehocker.
Lofgren rf: Peterson, cf: Trunk,
ss Fullwiler. D. Umbehocker, c.
Hits: Young, 2 Fullwiler, 1:
Berg, 2.
The Eighth Grade Examinations.
The March state high school board
eighth-grade examinations held in
various parts of the county have
proven most satisfactory. Two hun
dred and sixty-eight papers were
sent to St. Paul and very few blue
ones were returned. Districts 11
and 2b are the banner schools this
year as to percentage attained.
District 11 is the Foreston school
and 26 is located east of Pease.
Emma Cedergren is principal of the
Foreston school and Kathryn Wold
has charge of the school in district
Theie aie se\eral schools that
show excellent work and hold a per
centage ver\ close to the leaders.
Examinations will be held on May
23, 26 and 27, at the following
points: Districts 14, 16, 6. 23. 26.
10, 12, and 17.
Anj subject maj be taken at the
May examinations. Subjects taken
in the first and second jear of high
school vvoik are on the list as al
ready oideied for three of the
schools: others may obtain ques
tions for algebia and plane geometry
if ordered within the next 10 days.
Papers for writing the examina
tions will be supplied free from this
Hereunder is a list of those who
passed in the last test:
Helen Anderson, Alfred H. Kue
ther, Bertha Wittgren, Elsie Ander
son, Neiie Bredahl, Tillie Bouma,
Chark Bouma, Henrj Hubers, Jen
nie Kiel. Milton Meline, Hazel S. L.
kelson, Henry B. Anderson. Arnold
Almlie, Bhinie
Dagenais, Charles
Johnson, Flora H.
Normandin, Cece
Olsen, Victor K. Palmquist,
Rehaume, Hannah E. Swan-
Anderson, John
Brink, Regina L.
E. Gee, Hazel I.
Minks, Louis E.
lia L.
son, Agnes Thompson, George
R. Olson, Anna Petrin, Gunnar Nel
son, Edith L. Nelson, John Bur
roughs. Otto H. Minks, Ethel O.
Anderson, Olive M. Anderson, Ar
nold Anderson, Olue L. Johnson,
Floyd L. Bartlett. Clark L. Davis,
Olga V. Franson, Olga L. Guderian,
Conrad A. Johnson, Marie Jacobson,
Ella H. Jaenicke, Ella B. Kruger,
Maude Morgan, Esther L. Olson,
William A. Oelschlager, Leslie P.
Robideau, Mary Sorensen, Dagmar
Sorensen, Lydia C. Scheller, Grace
L. Thompson, Anita Talen, Clar
ence E. Stromlund, Helen W. Sim
mons, Axel V. Tornquist, Albert
M. Peterson, Arthur Johnson, Leon
ard Johnson, Hildegard A. Johnson,
Melvina V. Graves, Mary Dekraai.
Grace E. Cone, Henry B. Anderson,
Harry E. Anderson, Viola Anderson,
Adelia S. Carlson. Charlie DeRose,
John E. Franzen, Andrew E. John
son, Annie E. Johnson, Hilma
Lundberg, Ruth Oliver, Esther
Pearson, Arnold A. Reibestein,
Jaenette M. Rocheford, Henry Stra
ting, Ira Winans, Waifred A. John
son, Florence G. Bleed, Mildred Ed
monds, Esther Frescholtz, Janette
G. Gee, Harold W. Hokanson, Eve
lyn D. Hokanson, Marion E. Lund
blad, Lillian Lindstrom, Fred E.
Lunn, Florence E. Peterson, Elsie
Peterson, Agnes W. Swanson, Del
bert L. Sherman, Lydia Sorensen,
Clarence E. Soderquist, Ruth A.
Sholin, A'nna V. Tornquist. Caro
line H. Zandell.
Guy Ewing,
County Superintendent.
The Trouble With Mexico.
More than a week has elapsed
since U. S. marines, aided by the
guns of the fleet of U. S. war ves
sels, took possession of Vera Cruz.
A score or so of our brave boys were
killed and thrice as many wounded
in the taking of the city. The Mex
ican losses were much greater. A
brigade of American troops under
Brigadier General Funston now oc
cupies the city and its'environs. No
further aggressive mo\ement on the
part of the United States is^ contem
plated at present.
The proposal of Argentina, Brazil
and Chile to mediate has. with re
servations, been accepted by Presi
dent Wilson, and Huerta has also
signified his intention of accepting
the good offices of the three South
American countries. Carranza and
the Constitutionalists have given no
intimation of what their intentions
In the meantime the war between
Huerta's forces and the Constitu
tionalists continues, and Tampico is
expected to tall into the hands of
the Constitutionalists any day.
Small hopes are entertained at
Washington of anything definite
being accomplished by the envojs of
the thiee South American republics
in the way of securing an amicable
adjustment of the troubles, as it is
thought Huerta will not consent to
be eliminated, and his elimination is
the one thing that President Wilson
insists upon.
The Constitutionalist general, Car
ranza, has expressed his disapproval
of the occupation of Vera Cruz by
United States forces. General Villa,
howe\er, who is the real leader of
the Constitutionalists, has repeat
edly expressed his approval of the
course pursued by this country. But
he is such a consummate villain it is
impossible to tell what his real feel
ings are. The rank and file of the
Constitutionalists are said to be bit
terly hostile to the United States.
If the peace negotiations fail, as
is altogether probable, the United
States will eventually have to fight
both gangs of cutthioats. A pro
tracted war will follow.
The inevitable result will be the
triumph of American arms but at
an awful sacrifice of life and money.
Then, what? Can a stable, decent
government be established in Mex
ico, and if so can such a government
be maintained save by a United
States army? Or will the United
States be obliged to annex the coun
No matter what the outcome may
be. it is the duty of every loyal
American citizen to stand by the
president. The motto of every true
American should be, right or wrong,
my country!
The Nation's Criticism o! Wilson.
The Nation, an influential English
newspaper, while admitting that on
broad grounds the action of the
American government toward Mexi
co is justified, severely criticises
President Wilson for the stand which
he takes in the premises. The Na
tion, among other things, says:
"By singling out this incident as
an excuse for an action which
amounts to war, Dr. Wilson has done
more to lower the standard of inter
national morality than all his fine
utterances in the past have done to
raise it. A statesman who interferes
to restore order may argue that at
some cost in lives and treasure he is
putting an end to intolerable vio
lence and cruelty, but the statesman
who sacrifices lives because some
ceremonial detail is lacking in the
ritual of an apology is behaving with
levity unworthy of a civilized ruler."
Exhibits "A" Appropriated.
I recently leaked out that during
the last term of court some individ
ual or individuals stole into Mr.
O'King's vault and drank up two
exhiibits, each marked "A," which
had reposed in a corner on the floor
for a couple of years and figured in
two different cases. These exhibits
consisted of bootleg whiskey,prob
ably an admixture of sulphuric acid,
tobacco extract and alcohol,and the
surprise is that the person or persons
who appropriated and consumed the
stuff lived to get out of the building.
The fact that the
dry" period had
begun in Princeton was probably re
sponsible for the theft, thinks Mr.
O'King. But no man with any self
respect, says he, would inflict punish
ment upon his interior, by dumping
such poison therein.
Finds Over $400,000 Due.
Attorney General Smith and one
of his assistantsW. J. Stevenson
have returned from a voyage of dis
covery down east, where they suc
ceeded in ascertaining that inheri
tance taxes due the state of Minne
sota amounting to more than $400,000
had been dodged. As a consequence
the following will have to "dig up":
The estate of Donald Smith, Lord
Strathcona, will have to pay approx
imately $151,500 tax on 40,400 shares
of Great Northern railway stock
valued at $5,050,000. John Stuart
Kennedy's estate, which has already
paid $347,000 to the state, will be
taxed $172,000 more on additional
securities worth $4,300,000. Other
estates to pay large amounts will be
those of Marshall Field, $25,650 Wil
liam Deering, $75,000 Frank W.
Higgins, $35,000 in addition to $11,000
pre^ iously paid. The state will get
a small amount from the estates of
J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry H.
Rogers, for which inventories have
not been completed. Investigation
showed nothing due from the Mont
gomery Ward, R. T. Crane and John
Jacob Astor estates.
Comments of London Papers.
London, Apiil 24.The London
morning papers comment in an iron
ical vein on the dealings of President
Wilson and Secretary Bryan with
Mexico. The Standard compares
them to philosophies from Mars.
The Post says: They ought care
fully to have considered what sort
and size of war they wanted before
they allowed shots to be fired. Pres
ident Wilson is now at war with both
halves of the Mexican people. How
by that war he can give the Mexi
cans the self-government that seems
to him desirable we cannot imagine."
The Daily News says: If the
Washington government was really
surprised at Carranza's ultimatum,
its surprise is not very creditable to
its statesmanship and intelligence."
Be Fair to Every Section of Town.
Residents of the southeastern cor
ner of Greenbush and the southwest
corner of Princeton township think,
and not without reason, that they
are neglected as far as road work is
concerned by their respective towns.
Every section of a township is enti
tled to and should receive a square
deal. The least that the residents
of southeastern Greenbush and
southwestern Piinceton have a right
to insist upon is that the town road
taxes raised in their respective local
ities shall be expended upon the
roads in those localities. Town
boards should aim to be fair to every
section of their respective towns.
Give all a square deal.
A Competent Official.
Judge Bailey, who filed as a can
didate for re-election as judge of pro
bate last week, will, at the expira
tion of his present term, have served
in that capacity for eighteen years.
During that period hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of Sher
burne county property have passed
through the probate court, and so
far as we have heard, not one single
holler has been made by interested
parties. Every penny has been ac
counted for and the rulings of the
court have been fair and equable.
This is a remarkable record that we
believe cannot be duplicated in the
state.Elk River Star-News.
The Depot Road West.
For the past week the work of
grading the road leading west from
the depot has been in progress and a
good job is being done. The first
consignment of crushed rock from
the St. Cloud reformatory ariived
this morning and a force of men and
teams will be at work hauling the
same this afternoon. I is the in
tention to unload the rock from the
cars right onto the wagons and save
handling it twice. I is planned
to build a stretch of road that
with proper attention will last for
the next 50 years.
Sensible Hibbing Commercial Club.
Hfobing, Minn., April 23.The
Hibbing Commercial club wili not
guarantee any portion of the $60,000
asked by the State Federation of
Commercial clubs for the construc
tion of a building at the Panama ex
position, but went on record as favor
ing the expenditure of the money on
good roads or work of the immigra
tion department.
Mediators Ask Armistice Between
United States and flexico and
Huerta is Notified.
Carranza and Villa Agree to Remain
1 Neutral so Long as Their Ter-
ritory is Not Invaded.
Washington, April 29.An armis
tice in the difficulties between the
United States and Mexico has been
asked of this government and General
Huerta by the South American en
voys who have undertaken to avert
war through mediation. Ambassa
dor DaGama of Brazill today notified
Secretary Bryan that this "had been
determined upon as the next step in
the negotiations and that General
Huerta also had been notified.
The Japanese government, it has
developed, was asked and declined to
act for the Huerta administration
through its diplomatic representa
tives in Washington and its consuls
in the United States prior to Mex
ico's application to Spain to perform
this mission, which was accepted.
While the Japanese embassy declines
to confirm the report, it is known to
be well founded and to nave given
great satisfaction to President Wil
son's administration as a significant
expression of Japan's friendliness
towards the United States.
Unless the thinly veiled intima
tions of members of the administra
tion in high position are altogether
misinterpreted, the United States
has decided upon the next important
step in case the pending attempt to
settle affairs in Mexico by media
tion fails. This is the recognition
in some form of the constitutionalist
If mediation fails it is claimed
recognition of the constitutionalists
as belligerents would place them on
a footing where there could be an
open alliance between their military
forces and those of the United States
for the purpose of ousting Huerta
and quieting the country, rhis is
a feature, however, which nobody in
authority feels at liberty to discuss
in sng way as long as the mediation
negotiations are in progress.
El Paso, Texas, April 29.The
tense situation that has existed
along the Mexican border was re
lieved today by receipt of private
advices from constitutionalists in
Chihuahua that the conferences be
tween General Carranza and Villa
have resulted in agreement that the
constitutionalists should act merely
as spectators in the trouble between
the United States and Huerta, so
long as there is no armed American
invasion of constitutionalist terri
tory. The statements of President
Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan
that they are not making war on
Mexicans but upon Huerta will be
accepted at their face value.
Vera Cruz, April 29.The "Fight
ing Fifth'' United States army
brigade was still aboard the trans
ports here today, while Brigadiei
General Frederick Funston was con
ferring with Rear Admirals Badger
and Fletcher ovei the transfer of
control of Vera Cruz from the navy
to the army. There was a possi
bility that the troops might be
landed today, but further delay until
Thursday was expected.
Local Military Notes.
Cap. Johnson says:
I detest this
suspense, I am itching to get at "em"
meaning of course, the Mexicanos.
Art Roos has been practicing jiu
jitsu and declares that he is now
prepared to take a fall out of any
Greaser he succeeds in laying hands
Serenus Skahen is of opinion that
he could mobilize sufficient Mille
Lacs county baseball boys to go into
Mexico and attach the person of
one Victoriano Huerta. A
If absolutely necessary Andrew
Sjoblom says he will go to Sweden
and recruit a regiment of "the
toughest men on earth." He feels
confident that such a regiment could
annex Mexico within a week.
Everything at Company armory
is in readinessswords and bayonets
sharpened and gun locks oiled, and
the boys are mighty anxious to get
into action. If sent to the Mexican
border for patrol duty it will be dif
ficult to keep them from fording the
Rio Grande and doing some carving.
"Let us get at 'em! is their war
It's a case of "watchful waiting"
with the boys of Company G.
Some of the militia boys were
wading across the Rurc river on Sun
day, practicing up for crossing the
Rio Grande and toughening their
A. M. Davis thinks the war de
partment should furnish each militia
man with a small chemical engine
with which to squirt hydrocyanic
acid at the enemy.
Herman Hofflander was observed
throwing up earthworks in his
back yard. He says he'd rather
have blisters on his hands now than
when he is in the land of the enemy.
Grover Umbehocker's flatbottom
boat was blown out of the river on
Saturday night, and it was later as
certained that some of the militia
boys had been experimenting, with
There is but one thing, says Ar
thur Van Wormer. that would pre
vent him from joining the militia
should the United States declare war
upon Mexico, and that is he fears
they would assign him to the posi
tion of powder monkey, and that's a
mighty dangerous job.
Old Doc would like to render ser
vice in the field but he's afraid the
enemy would singe his pink whisk
J. S. Arneson. is a candidate for
the republican nomination for rail
road and warehouse commissioner.
He is not a bad looking fellow and
his looks do not belie him. Mr.
Arneson is qualified to acceptably
fill the position to which he aspires.
Milaca Summer Training School.
The state department of education
has again placed Mille Lacs county
on the list for a teachers' training
school. The term will open in the
high school building, Milaca, and
continue every week day for four
weeks. Subjects will be taken up
as called for by teachers, including
the common branches of study, and
any studies necessary to secure first
grade certificates. Competent men
and women have been selected for
the work and every available detail
that will add to the efficiency of the
course will be closely observed.
Our schools in this county have all
been of high standard, and it is the
determination of those having this
year's work in hand to make this
year eclipse the preceding ones.
Model work will receive daily at
tention, and this is one of the most
essential features for those who
must have all grades to supervise
and teach as is the case in our rural
schools. Special instructors will be
provided for agriculture and other
important things that are now called
for in the rural course of study.
I is sometimes urged upon teach
ers to attend schools away from
home with superior advantages,
larger forces of instructors and a
wider range of studies, which, if you
stop to consider, are somewhat myth
icala mirage, as it proves when
you reach the scene of the gilded
dream. There are hundreds enrolled
in the large centers, and many are
needed to take charge of them, but
the proportion of students to. the
numbers of the faculty is far in ex
cess of what it is in the less preten
tious, but just as well systematized,
schools in the smaller towns. An
other glitter that is offered is credits
that you may obtain to apply toward
getting a certificate.
Apply yourselves carefully in the
home school to studies of your own
selection, take the examination at
the close, attain the required marks
of 75, and you have a permanent
mark that you know you have faith
fully earned.
At the end of the term, and dur
ing its session you will be in close
touch with the school boards of this
and adjoining counties, and have
ample opportunity of talking with
board membets as to positions for
the coming year. There is no better
way in the world to get a position as
teacher than by personal application.
Boarding rates and rooms can be
obtained at as reasonable pfices in
Milaca as any place in Minnesota.
There are enough good hotels, good
restaurants and private boarding
houses in the village to care for all.
Stop and think it over before
spending your money, and place your
order with the Mille Lacs county
training schoal for 1914June 29 to
July 25, at Milaca, Minn. Teachers
examination, July 27, 28 and 29.
Guy Ewing,
County Superintendents
Ed. Saxon's Warehouse Burns.
Early on Wednesday morning Ed
Saxon's warehouse, containing about
four carolads of potatoes, was ut
terly destroyed by fire. The fire
alarm sounded at about 2:30 and the
apparatus was rushed to the scene,
but it was only possible to utilize
the chemical engine in consequence
of the distance between the ware
house and the nearest hydrant.
When the laddies arrived the entire
upper part of the warehouse was
ablaze and it was impossible to sub
due the great volume of fire.
Marshal Blair was the first to ar
rive at the warehouse, and he found
that the staple from one of the win
dows had been pulled out and that
the lock was missing. The marshal
entered the building and succeeded
in bringing out 17 sacks of potatoes
before the interior became too hot
for him.
As no stoves were being operated
in the warehouse the cause of the
fire, which started in the upper part
of the building, is a mystery.
An insurance of $4,000 on the
building and $1,500 on the stock was
carried in companies rppresented by
Guy Ewing.
Fined for Illegally Selling Liquor.
Henry Uglem of Long Siding was
arrested on Monday morning by
Sheriff Shockley and in the afternoon
brought before Justice Dickey upon
a charge of illegally selling malt liq
uor. The defendant pleaded guilty
and was fined $29.25 and costs, which
amounted in all to $50. For several
weeks complaints had reached the
ears of the authorities^ that a blind
pig was being operatfeif in the Lon'g*^
Siding pool room, and about 10 days
ago the sheriff told Uglem he had
been informed that he i Uglem) was
selling liquor illegally. At the same
time the sheriff warned Uglem that
if he obtained sufficient evidence
against him he should arrest him.
A few days thereafter the necessary
evidence was obtained in the shape
of three bottles of rnaltum, purchased
by two different men, and the arrest,
which resulted as stated above, fol
Birthday Anniversary Observed.
On Tuesday E. A. Ross was 75
years of age and members of the
family gathered at his home to
make the occasion pleasant for him,
an honor which he greatly appre
ciated. Mr. Ross was presented
with a gold-headed cane and a num
ber of other tokens of esteem.
Neither Mr. or Mrs. Ross are en
joying good health at the present
time, but the Union hopes that with
the coming of warm wather their
condition will improve.
Patriotic Nuns.
La Crosse, Wis., April 25.Ser-
vices as nurses of 300 nuns of the
Franciscan order, whose headquar
ters are here, were offered to the
war department by the mother su
perior today. A dozen experienced
nurses can start on an hour's notice,
it is announced, and others will fol
low rapidly. The sisters are all anx
ious to go to the front and are clam
oring for the first assignment.
Death of a Glendorado Boy.
Elmer, the 12-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. E. Hoff of Glendorado,
died on Thursday, April 23, death
having resulted fiom pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Langseth in the Glendorado
Norwegian church last Saturday
afternoon and the interment was in
the cemetery at that place.
Child of Mr. and Mrs. Dehn Dies.
Dora A., the infant child of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Dehn of Dalbo, died
on Saturday, April 25, aged 8
months 19 days. Funeral services
were held at the family residence on
Tuesday afternoon and the inter
ment was at Oak Knoll. Rev. Ser
vice officiated at the obsequies.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice, Princeton, Minn.,
on April 27: Mrs. C. R. Princeton,
Mrs. J. H. Howard. Please call for
advertised letters.^
M. MT Briggs, Acting Postmaster.

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